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STAFF & MANAGEMENT

By Jamie Knight, Partner, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

n June 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario
introduced Bill 148: The Fair Workplaces,
Better Jobs Act, 2017. Having passed
the first reading stage, Bill 148 will
move on to second and third readings.
Amendments may be made throughout
this process, until the legislation receives
royal assent and becomes law. The proposed changes are
in response to the Final Report of the Changing Workplaces
Review released at the end of May 2017.

Proposed Changes to the
Employment Standards Act, 2000
Scheduling:
* Employees can request changes to their schedule or work
location, which employers are required to discuss with the
employee and either grant or provide reasons for a denial.
* Employees must be paid a minimum of three hours at their
regular rate for shifts that are under three hours, for being
"on call," and when a scheduled shift is cancelled with less
than 48 hours' notice. Employees can refuse to work on a
day they were not scheduled to work if they receive less than
96 hours' notice. Collective agreement provisions prevail.
Overtime: Employees who hold more than one position with
an employer must be paid overtime at the rate for the position
they are working on during the overtime period.
Minimum Wage: The minimum wage will increase to
$14 per hour on January 1, 2018, and to $15 per hour on

January 1, 2019, with annual inflation adjustment on October
1 of every year from 2019 onward. The minimum wage for
liquor servers will apply only if the employee also regularly
receives tips or other gratuities. The minimum wage for
students will increase to $13.15 in 2018 and $14.10 in 2019.
Public Holidays: The calculation of public holiday pay is to
be based on the number of days actually worked in the pay
period immediately preceding the public holiday. Premium pay
must be paid for work on a public holiday, rather than allowing
a different day to be substituted. There are new substitution
rules for when a public holiday falls on a day that an employee
would not ordinarily work.
Vacation with Pay: After five years of employment with
the same employer, vacation entitlement will increase to
three weeks.
Equal Pay: Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to
equal pay for performing the same work. Employees of temporary help agencies who perform substantially the same work as
employees of the agency's client are also entitled to equal pay.
Leaves:
* Family medical leave (to care for dying relatives) will increase
from up to 8 weeks to up to 27 weeks (in a 52-week period).
* New unpaid leave will be up to 104 weeks for the death of
an employee's child for any reason.
* Crime-related child disappearance leave will increase from
52 to 104 weeks.
* 10 personal emergency leave days per year will be available
to all employees (50-employee threshold eliminated), the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Fall 2017

ORFA Regional Training
Heritage Highlight: Varsity Arena – University of Toronto
Cemeterian: The Operation and Preservation of Cemeteries in Ontario and the Importance of Cemetery Care and Maintenance Trust Fund/Accounts
Technical Support Renewed
ORFA Professional Designations
Energy Champion – Taking Action
Providing Safe Access to IHSC Cooling Towers/Evaporative Condensers
Electrical Hazards: The Importance of Lock-Out/Tag-Out
Slip and Fall Outside of a Community Centre
Winds of Change
Recreation Facilities Asset Management
Member Profile – Kevin Gale, CIT, RRFS Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
ACC Facility Post-Season Scheduling Challenges
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Intro
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - cover1
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - cover2
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 3
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ORFA Regional Training
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Heritage Highlight: Varsity Arena – University of Toronto
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 9
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 10
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 11
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 12
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Cemeterian: The Operation and Preservation of Cemeteries in Ontario and the Importance of Cemetery Care and Maintenance Trust Fund/Accounts
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 14
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 15
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Technical Support Renewed
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 17
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ORFA Professional Designations
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Energy Champion – Taking Action
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 20
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 21
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Providing Safe Access to IHSC Cooling Towers/Evaporative Condensers
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 23
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 24
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Electrical Hazards: The Importance of Lock-Out/Tag-Out
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 26
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 27
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 28
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Slip and Fall Outside of a Community Centre
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 30
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 31
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 32
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Winds of Change
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 34
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 35
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Recreation Facilities Asset Management
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Member Profile – Kevin Gale, CIT, RRFS Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 38
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 39
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ACC Facility Post-Season Scheduling Challenges
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 43
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 44
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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